The word ‘eczema’ is used particularly to define atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema. But whether you have it few times a year or deal with it every day, eczema can be a frustrating skin condition. Eczema is basically a condition where skin patches become inflamed, red, itchy, rough, and even cracked. However, at times, blisters also occur. Therefore, it is very important to work closely with your skin specialist in Kolkata to devise a plan that can help you control your itch and rash. People either outgrow the condition, or continue to have it throughout their childhood.
What are the Symptoms of Eczema?
Symptoms of eczema can vary, depending on the age of the person with the condition. It usually happens in infants, with dry and scaly patches appearing on the skin. And these patches are usually very itchy. Mostly people tend to develop atopic dermatitis before the age of 5 years and half of those who develop this condition in childhood continue to experience symptoms as an adult. However, in general, eczema can affect your skin causing:
- Dark color patches
- Rough, scaly patches
- Crusting and oozing
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Today, researchers all around the world are conducting clinical trials on new medications with a possibility of discovering long-term effective solutions for eczema cure treatment. Though there have been numerous advancements in eczema treatment, but still more is to come in future. Apart from regular cleaning and moisturizing, some of the suggested treatments for severe eczema treatment include:
- Wet Dressings
Wet dressings are an effective method when it comes to natural cure for eczema. They may be applied by your doctor or nurse by spreading corticosteroid cream on the affected area and cover it with a wet bandage. The wet bandages are then covered with dry bandages.
- Calcineurin Inhibitors
These are the medications that modify your immune system to fight against foreign invasion. Their primary purpose is to minimize the inflammation caused by eczema. Some of the examples of these medications include:
When you apply the above creams, you might experience some skin irritation, burning or itching. However, it generally goes away after applying for a couple of times.
- Oral Medications
Doctors might prescribe oral medications to people with eczema not limited to one particular area. Those conditions that don’t respond positively to creams might benefit a lot from taking oral medications. Some examples of oral medications for severe eczema cure treatment include:
- Oral steroids, like Prednisone
- Mycophenolate mofeteil
Though the medications come with severe side effects like nausea, high blood pressure and damage in liver or kidney; but they are usually given for a short period of time to get rid of severe eczema symptoms.